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 NEW!  2021 Coaching in COVID

Practice Material Guide

Active Start (4-5 years of age)

FUNdamentals (6-8)

Learn to Train (9-12)

Soccer for Life (13 and older)

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Roster/Game Sheet

From U8 to U18, the attached Roster/Game sheet MUST be provided to the referee BEFORE the start of play.  Save this form to your computer.  The form is fillable. You  can complete your team name, your name and your roster just once (as long as jersey numbers don't change). You can then save it and simply add in the opposing team name, date and location before heading out for each game. 


2021 Coaching in COVID  NEW!  

To ensure players' health and safety, players will need to remain isolated from others during Phase 1 of our 2021 season - Ontario Soccer is calling this a return to Training. 

We understand this is an unusual situation, and so we've developed soccer lesson plans to allow you to train your players as we wait for the restrictions to be lifted.

For U4-U6: Download this PDF
For all other age groups: Download this PDF
Please note that a Contact Tracking log will need to be completed by each team at each session (both practice/ training and game), in order to track the attendance of players in attendance.

Here are a few hot tips to make this process as painless as possible:

  1. Download the Contact Tracking log and save it to your computer.
  2. Populate the fillable PDF with your team's division, name, and field location. Next, populate the names and phone numbers of all the players on your team list. For the "Parent/ Guardian" space we recommend you populate it with the following: Mom/ Dad/ Other.
  3. Save this modified log to your computer as Contact Tracking for Division and Team Name (ex. U10 Boys Amsterdam) then copy that renamed file (11 times for U4-U8 and 22 times for U10-U18). 
  4. Include the date of each of your sessions at the beginning of each file's title (i.e. 06-14 to indicate June 14). Next, go back into each individually dated file and populate the "Date" section of the log with the date that matches the one you indicated in your titling.
  5. Finally, either print all copies and add them to a clipboard to bring to each session (don't forget your pen), or make the copies available to use from your phone, and conduct your contact tracking through the power of technology!
  6. Once your Contact Tracking has been complete and the session has passed, email student@dragonsoccer.ca with your completed log using the subject line Contact Tracking for Division and Team Name (ex. U10 Boys Amsterdam). THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP as it allows us to provide the information to Ottawa Public Health should there ever be a confirmed case of COVID-19.

***IMPORTANT*** Coaches, please inform parents that they must take the Covid-19 Self-Assessment prior to attending each session. If any of your players, or their close contacts, are showing symptoms then they required to go home & self-isolate right away. From there, they may visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/Coronavirus for more information as they may be eligible for a COVID-19 test.


Practice Material Guide

These coaching materials are split up into 4 separate age groups. Each age group has three different kinds of content:

  1. Toolkits - Toolkits are the first thing to read before coaching a new age group. They describe the following:
    • The characteristics of the players at the target age
    • How much practice time should be spent on each of the four types of training for that age group.
    • The skills in scope for the age group.
    • Some Sample Activities for the age group.
  2. Practice Plans - Practice Plans are detailed descriptions for coaches of each coaching session. They include the suggested games and activities for each session. Each session is designed around a strategy of dividing the practice area into stations, and rotating groups of players through each of them.
  3. Activity Documentation - The activity documentation describes each suggested activity for the age group using diagrams as well as plain text. This activity documentation is sometimes supplemented with additional Youtube content.


Active Start (4-5 years of age)

Toolkit

Active Start Coaching Toolkit

Practice Plans

Active Start - Week 1 Active Start - Week 7 Active Start - Week 13 Active Start - Week 19
Active Start - Week 2 Active Start - Week 8 Active Start - Week 14 Active Start - Week 20
Active Start - Week 3 Active Start - Week 9 Active Start - Week 15
Active Start - Week 4 Active Start - Week 10 Active Start - Week 16
Active Start - Week 5 Active Start - Week 11 Active Start - Week 17
Active Start - Week 6 Active Start - Week 12 Active Start - Week 18

Click here to see all OSA practice material.

Active Start Sample Activity Sessions - Youtube Playlist

Click the Hamburger menu  at the top left of the video above to see a list of all videos in the playlist.

Click here to see Active Start archived activities.



FUNdamentals (6-8yrs)

Toolkit

FUNDamentals Coaching Toolkit

Practice Plans

FUNDamentals - Week 1 FUNDamentals - Week 7 FUNDamentals - Week 13 FUNDamentals - Week 19
FUNDamentals - Week 2 FUNDamentals - Week 8 FUNDamentals - Week 14 FUNDamentals - Week 20
FUNDamentals - Week 3 FUNDamentals - Week 9 FUNDamentals - Week 15
FUNDamentals - Week 4 FUNDamentals - Week 10 FUNDamentals - Week 16
FUNDamentals - Week 5 FUNDamentals - Week 11 FUNDamentals - Week 17
FUNDamentals - Week 6 FUNDamentals - Week 12 FUNDamentals - Week 18

Click here to see all OSA practice material.

FUNdamentals Sample Activity Sessions - Youtube Playlist

Click the Hamburger menu  at the top left of the video above to see a list of all videos in the playlist.

Click here to see FUNDamentals archived activities.



Learn to Train (9-12)

Toolkit

Learn to Train Coaching Toolkit

Practice Plans

Learn 2 Train Week 1 Learn 2 Train Week 7 Learn 2 Train Week 13 Learn 2 Train Week 19
Learn 2 Train Week 2 Learn 2 Train Week 8 Learn 2 Train Week 14 Learn 2 Train Week 20
Learn 2 Train Week 3 Learn 2 Train Week 9 Learn 2 Train Week 15
Learn 2 Train Week 4 Learn 2 Train Week 10 Learn 2 Train Week 16
Learn 2 Train Week 5 Learn 2 Train Week 11 Learn 2 Train Week 17
Learn 2 Train Week 6 Learn 2 Train Week 12 Learn 2 Train Week 18

Click here to see all OSA practice material.


Learn to Train Sample Activity Sessions - Youtube Playlist

Click the Hamburger menu  at the top left of the video above to see a list of all videos in the playlist.

Click here to see Learn to Train archived activities.



Soccer for Life (13 and older)

There is no coaching toolkit for the Soccer for Life Age Group.

Click here to see a Sample Soccer for Life Practice


Warm Ups
01 - A4L Warm Up-Dribbling-Change Direction 06 - A4L Warm Up-Dynamic Movement
02 - A4L Warm Up-Dribbling-Change Direction 07 - A4L Warm Up-Dynamic Movement
03 - A4L Warm Up-Dynamic Movement 08 - A4L Warm Up-Dribbling-Change Direction
04 - A4L Warm Up-Passing and Receiving 09 - A4L Warm Up-Passing and Receiving
05 - A4L Warm Up-Passing and Receiving 10 - A4L Warm Up-Combination of Techniques

Intro Games
01 - A4L Intro Game-5v5 Dribbling Zone 07 - A4L Intro-Game-8v8 Man to Man Defending Game
02 - A4L Intro Game-Passing Receiving 08 - A4L Intro Game-Finishing Game
03 - A4L Intro Game-5v5 Passing Receiving 09 - A4L Intro Game-Finishing from a Distance
04 - A4L Intro Game-6v6 Floater - Passing Support 10 - A4L Intro Game-7v7 Crossing Channels
05 - A4L Intro Game-6v6 - Passing Support 11 - A4L Intro Game-6v6 Heading - Heading Home
06 - A4L Intro Game - Defending Game> 12 - A4L Intro Game-Goalkeeper Crossing Game

TechTact Activities
01 - A4L TechTact-Dribbling 1v1 12 - A4L TechTact-Finishing in Pen Area 1
02 - A4L TechTact-Dribbling - Turning to Dribble 13 - A4L TechTact-Finishing in Pen Area
03 - A4L TechTact-Passing and Receiving 14 - A4L TechTact-Finishing in Pen Area
04 - A4L TechTact-Passing and Receiving (Combinations) 15 - A4L TechTact-Finishing in Pen Area
05 - A4L TechTact-Passing and Support 16 - A4L TechTact-Finishing from a Distance
06 - A4L TechTact-Passing and Support 17 - A4l TechTact-Crossing 1a and 1b
07 - A4L TechTact-Passing and Support 18 - A4L TechTact-Heading
08 - A4L TechTact-1v1 Defending 19 - A4L TechTact-Heading
09 - A4L TechTact-1v1 Defending 20 - A4L TechTact-Goalie Shootout
10 - A4L TechTact-Defending Tight and Loose 21 - A4L TechTact-Goalie Shootout
11 - A4L TechTact-Defending Tight and Loose 22 - A4L TechTact-Goalkeeper dealing with Crosses 1a &1b

Final Games
01 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Dribbling 07 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Man to Man Defending Game
02 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Passing and Recieving 08 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Finishing in the Box
03 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Passing and Recieving 09 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Distance Shooting
04 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Passing and Support 10 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Crossing
05 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Passing and Support 11 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Crossing and Heading
06 - A4L Final Game-7v7 Defending Game

Click here to see Soccer for Life practice material


Equipment List

Soccer Bag Inventory per age group

U5 U6
U7 B U7 G
U8 B U8 G
U9 B U9-10 G
U10 B
U11-12 B U11-12 G
U13-14 B U13-14 G
U15-16 B U15-16 G
U17-18 B U17-18 G

Land Acknowledgement
The land of which our office and fields are located is the traditional territory of many nations including: Anishinabewaki, Kanien'kehá?ka (Mohawk), and Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) peoples.  It is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. The Gloucester Dragons would like to reflect on the unique connections and relationships Indigenous persons and their ancestors have had with this place for thousands of years.

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